Linnea Sinclair was the guest of honor and gave the opening ceremony speech. She writes in a similar vein to me—romantic sci-fi, so I jumped at the chance to hear her. Linnea is really funny and entertaining and if you haven’t read any of her novels, I heartily recommend them. I got to chat with her and she let it be known that one of her books is being made into a movie. I read the book several years ago and thought at the time it would make a really great movie. (Romantic, funny, and action-filled!) So when it comes around, be sure to catch “The Down Home Alien Blues.” You’ll not regret it.
I had the opportunity to attend the 2012 Necronomicon convention in St. Petersburg this last weekend. I enjoyed being around others who write science fiction and fantasy and came home with a supply of new books that should keep me happy for many evenings. Alas, since my fantasy story isn’t available in hard copy, I didn’t get to flog it along with everyone else, but those who have embraced e-reading appreciated being able to download a full-length novel for free. So far, I’ve only heard good reviews.